German actor, filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog revealed he hasn't watched anything from director Jon Favreau prior to his role as the Client in Disney+'s The Mandalorian.
When asked by Variety about working with Favreau, Herzog confirmed, "I do not know what other films he has made." He didn't even see this year's The Lion King, despite admitting he was fond of the '90s original. As for if this created a disconnect between him, Favreau or the Star Wars Universe in general, he downplayed that notion, making it clear he was there to create art.
"No, it doesn't really matter. You see, it was a very lively exchange, man-to-man so to speak, between Jon Favreau and myself," Herzog added. "I was not tossed into unknown territory. I was very well briefed. I knew what was expected of me -- I knew the interior landscape of the character and I knew the exterior landscape. You shouldn't feel upset that I haven’t seen the Star Wars films; I hardly see any films. I read. I see two, three, maybe four films per year."
In The Mandalorian, Herzog plays a mysterious dealer who sends the titular bounty hunter on a very seedy mission to capture one of the galaxy's most elusive bounties. However, in addition to not looking at what Favreau has done before, he hasn't even taken in previous Star Wars movies, instead opting to watch pop culture items such as WrestleMania and the Kardashians.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The first episode is streaming now on Disney+.